Global Initiative on Sharing All Influenza Data (GISAID)
The article finds that by developing a successful track-record in the field of influenza, GISAID is contributing to global health in at least five ways:

(1) collating the most complete repository of high-quality influenza data in the world;

(2) facilitating the rapid sharing of information during outbreaks;

(3) supporting the World Health Organization's strain selection process for the seasonal flu vaccine;

(4) developing mechanisms to resolve potential conflicts concerning the sharing of virus data; and

(5) building greater trust with countries that are key to global pandemic preparedness....